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Knitting group is making cosy jumpers for chilly chickens

The cold temperatures and shorter days affects Egg Production, while also leaving chickens feeling a bit rubbish as they can’t handle the cold.
Knitting group is making cosy jumpers for chilly chickens

One Knitting group is taking action to help out.
A group of retirees in Boston (where winters are pretty nippy) has been knitting jumpers for local chickens.
Yep. Proper jumpers in chicken size, to help the birds stay cosy and stylish.
In this Wednesday, March 8, 2017 photo, Ron Girouard holds "Prince Peep," a rooster native to Malaysia, as the bird is fitted with a sweater at Fuller Village retirement home in Milton, Mass. Knitting sweaters for chickens sounds like a joke, but a plucky group of retirees in suburban Boston has hatched a plan to keep poultry warm during the New England winter. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
(Picture: AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Members of the knitting group at Fuller Village were inspired to start their project when they heard about the struggles chickens face around this time of year.
In this Wednesday, March 8, 2017 photo Barbara Widmayer adjusts a sweater for "Prince Peep," a rooster native to Malaysia, at Fuller Village retirement home in Milton, Mass. Sweaters for chickens? It sounds like a joke, but a plucky group of retirees in suburban Boston has hatched a plan to keep poultry warm during the New England winter. "I donít think in my wildest dreams I ever thought anybody made sweaters for chickens," said Widmayer, 76, who started knitting when she was 15 years old. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
(Picture: AP Photo/Steven Senne)
‘I don’t think in my wildest dreams I ever thought anybody made sweaters for chickens,’ Barbara Widmayer, 76, told the Associated Press.
‘There’s so much going on these days that’s kind of contentious in the world. It was actually very calming to me to work on this.’
In this Wednesday, March 8, 2017 photo Nancy Kearns, as resident of Fuller Village retirement home holds "Prince Peep," a rooster native to Malaysia, as the bird is fitted with a sweater at the retirement home in Milton, Mass. Sweaters for chickens? It sounds like a joke, but a plucky group of retirees in suburban Boston has hatched a plan to keep poultry warm during the New England winter. Kearns said the project benefits birds kept on a neighboring estate known as the Mary M.B. Wakefield Charitable Trust. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
(Picture: AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Local chickens’ egg production has increased significantly since the birds started wearing their snazzy knits, so clearly the project’s doing a lot of good.
Well done to these knitters for using their skills to make something better than a misshapen scarf or a tea cosy. We could all learn from your efforts.
Writer: Ellen Scott for Metro.co.uk


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